Tooth decay and gum disease are the primary threats to pet dental health. Tartar build up may lead to ulcers, abscesses, or tooth decay. Gingivitis, broken teeth or exposed pulp all cause pain and discomfort for your pet. Bacteria can enter the blood stream and even cause heart problems! Fortunately, regular dental cleanings can address all of these issues and help extend the life of your pet.
Your pet's teeth will be assessed at their regular exam for any issues such as broken teeth, tartar build up, or gingivitis. Under very safe anesthesia and the doctor's supervision, our technicians use an ultrasonic scaler to remove all tartar from your pet's teeth before polishing. Dr. Dibbern performs all extractions or other surgical care.